The Weekly Roundup, September 8-14
West Craft Fest, Sunny War and David Sickmen come to town, and ‘The Ever Present’ premieres
A crafter's delight hits West Philly, Theatre Exile hosts R. Eric Thomas's new play, and a doubleheader jams out at People's Light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Previews 3 minute read
Philly Fringe 2021: A series of neighborhood walking tours in Philly
Exploring Philadelphia’s fringes
From neighborhood-based dance to walking tours, the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival offers multiple opportunities to get outside and in motion. Dara McBride previews.
Who decides on the outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art?
The right steps for our public spaces
As new plans for a people-friendly Parkway roll out, the Philadelphia Museum of Art remains an important part of Philly’s public space—but do the people on the outside matter? Camille Bacon-Smith considers.
Essays 5 minute read
The Weekly Roundup, August 26-September 1
An operatic Verzuz, plays for West Philly and Germantown, and Street Movies all over town
Philly shows up for itself with offerings in theater, opera, and film in various neighborhoods in the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
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The Weekly Roundup, August 18-24, 2021
Summer flamenco Tablao, Streets Dept parade, A Thousand Fibers, and Salsa Shines Through
Artsi and Pasión y Arte bring back Tablao, Streets Dept parades for vaccinations, A Thousand Fibers honors a Philly resident, and a new Mural Arts project fuses salsa with self-expression. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Civil rights, one step at a time: Mural Arts Fellowship for Black Artists recipient Ken Johnston
More than a walk in the park
Ken Johnston is putting the movement back into the civil rights movement one step at a time, literally. Johnston uses “walks” to emphasize protecting civil liberties. Jared Lowe profiles.
Profiles 4 minute read
At The Bower, Philadelphia sculptors take the Pennsylvania landscape to heart
The nature of art
The Bower, a new sculpture park and public garden outside Harrisburg, features sculptures from Philadelphia artists in a unique and immersive dialogue with the landscape around them. Helen Walsh visits.
Features 6 minute read
Philadelphia Contemporary brings art to the Delaware River for a chance at reflection
Leaving Water Marks
A series of works being brought to the city by Philadelphia Contemporary will encourage residents to visit and reflect on the Delaware River. Dara McBride previews.
Previews 2 minute read